Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Jemal Diamond

Studio: thejemalshow

“Urban Frenzy” title by Leah J.
Title: “Urban Frenzy” title by Leah J.
Description: Ink on paper
Media: Drawing
Size: 24 x 18
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Contact Jemal Diamond



Phone: (510) 329-7309

2020  Showings

May 16 - 17 , Site: 185
1065 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126


About Jemal Diamond

My drawing style comes from the grand tradition of doodling. The smooth, gentle roll of a pen across the pulpy texture of paper is meditative and soothing. It’s the marks we make in the margins while our focused minds are elsewhere I find most interesting. Most of the work is improvisational, with no intended outcome – only hopeful surprises. Over the years several natural visual motifs developed that I return to again and again, “The Goddess,” “The City,” and the “Map to Heaven.” You’ll find these frameworks at play here, often a mix of two or all three. In the thin line work, there are embedded intentional dichotomies to create a playground of visual cues and possible meanings. ?

When I was in art school I would take my abstract drawings to my peers and ask, “What would you title this?” That simple question activated their imagination and engagement. When I began posting drawings online with the caption, “#TitleMe,” imaginative, creative, and inspirational titles poured in. I collect them all, and make selections whenever the work is shown.

Join me in my studio and I’ll show you my messy, creative process. No one goes home without some art!